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Can you serial down vote someone and not get flagged?

I see many new users get ran off or discouraged by a group of people who don't give a reason why they down voted. I personally down vote rarely but not new users under 1000 rep. I'll leave a up vote, ...
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What library or framework does the remaining character counts for comments?

based on Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? is it jquery, websockets or something entirely different doing the comment real-time character counter?
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Why is this question not closed as offtopic for being a tools to use question?

Why does this question not fall under the "off-topic" category, being a tools to use question? The question is: What are some alternatives to ReSharper?
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Should I ask a question about a site with particular functions I am looking for. (Not just like “what's your favorite one?”)

I am looking for particular site/platform where I want to post/share some of my ideas/concepts related to IT-area and where I can get responses/discussion on them, but strictly related to IT and even ...
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Question asking for tool or resource

I came across this question on Stack Overflow, where the user seemed to be asking for a tool. Needless to say this violates the rules and I decided to flag it. However before I could do so the ...
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Code block tools [duplicate]

It would be great to add some "tools" to code blocks. For example: Select all Copy to clipboard Expand Collapse I also think sometimes a code block is just too big and it would be nice to ...
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Why did Stack Exchange use C#?

This may be hard for the community to answer, but I am wondering for what reasons did the Stack Exchange team choose to use the Microsoft stack?
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Tools to help detect different uses of ambiguous tags

I just discovered that case-when was sometimes being used when switch-statement should be used. In order to find questions where it was mis-used, I looked for questions tagged with case-when, and ...
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Tool or utility to auto format Stack Overflow posts?

I may not be very knowledgeable about this but I am really curious about knowing any tool or utility available for PC to format Stack Overflow posts. I am asking this question because I have seen that ...
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I hope we'll be keeping the existing “Tools”

I'm talking about the old tools links; I hope they will be staying. I find numerous posts this way that have slipped through the 'Review' system due to people simply gaming it. For example, I just ...
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Which bug tracking and project management tool does Stack Exchange use?

Which bug tracking and project management tool does Stack Exchange use? Does it uses any of the existing open source tools or a premium paid one? Or better, have they created a tool themselves to ...
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What new tools or technologies has SE created or contributed to?

What new tools or technologies has the stack exchange network released? Ie Software, Integration etc... By released I imply significant development and resources used to implement and distribute. ...
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What technology/framework is StackOverflow using to asynchronously update clients?

While the notification about there being new answers to a question you're currently answering has been around for a while, I've noticed more recently StackOverflow seems to be sending other updates to ...
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Under the tools menu, how should I read the post feedback information?

Note: post feedback page has been removed and will no longer be available For users who have access to /tools on any site, the bottom of the list includes a link to anonymous and low rep post ...
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Title attribute that with bad English is coming?

I just noticed that in the suggested edits section of the tools, the 'controversial' tab has the following tooltip text: Edits that with both approve and reject votes This is probably supposed to ...
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Which database does Stack Overflow use behind-the-scenes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? Stack Overflow is developed using ASP.NET and C#. I found this fact in various answers here. So, I ...
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Can we get a search and replace tool for the Edit Box?

Sometimes in a large post, the user makes the same small mistake. It'd sure be nice if we could do a search and replace in the edit box to change the one word or phrase around, multiple times.
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How about a tool for removing tabs or translating to whitespace in editor?

It's getting quite frustrating to have to have to edit every single line of a large code block to remove tabs, and replace them with whitespaces. While numerous posts talk about this, and it's marked ...
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Do you have a sandbox environment specifically for answering Stack Overflow questions?

My ability to answer questions on Stack Overflow is mostly because I've answered questions without actually testing them out (in the case of PHP and other programming languages that aren't Javascript)....
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Is Stack Overflow an open source script? Can I host a copy myself? Can I run my own forum with it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Which tools and technologies build the Stack Exchange Network? Will Stack Overflow's engine be open sourced? Yes, the message is the title itself. Thanks for your ...
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What technologies were used to build the chat?

I realize there is a similar, broader question here. But the answer is old and does not include the chat technology. Let me know (even if they completely rolled their own). Thanks! I am most ...
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What RSS tools are you using for SO?

Hitting the refresh button on the website kinda sucks. And if you are trying to be more competitive about answering questions, it can be a little like playing slots. What tools are people using to ...
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which stackoverflow website on working script? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which tools and technologies were used to build the Trilogy? hi this site use what script?
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Web apps to make your answers awesomer!

What kind of web apps can you use to make your answers awesomer? This includes things like: Interactive regex tester Pastebin, online REPL/IDE, image hosting Visual aids to generate charts, trees, ...
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How to work smart on stackoverflow?

So I have to admit that I work rather "primitively" most of the time, but I realize now that in order to increase my productivity I have to work smarter. Thus, I'm looking for guidance from the top ...
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What tool is used for this Q & A site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What were Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User built with? What tool (or product) is used for this Q & A site? I came across this tool on other sites and kind of ...
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Trilogy Addicts - Get “real-time” notifications of new questions

Disclaimer: This is an application that I developed, but I got permission to post this by asking team@stackoverflow.com first. Feed Notifier is a Windows application that resides in the system tray ...
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Updated Markdown Engine Redistribution?

My understanding of SO's text formatting engine is that it is a modified version of Markdown. Is there a diff somewhere between the official distribution and SO's? Is the SO version of Markdown ...
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Tool for forcasting my New reduced rep? [closed]

Considering this is now official I need to know how much I'm going to lose, does anyone have a tool out there? Edit: My rep has already re-calc. I'm going to assume others have as well.
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Balancing reputation powers according to traffic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make Moderator abilities relate to Rep Inflation I'd like it if the powers you get with reputation (down-vote, close, see deleted posts) were balanced according to traffic; ie,...
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Here's a StackOverFlow monitoring script, to get new questions ASAP!

Hi guys, I've made a Python script which you can use to get notifications of the latest questions. It scrapes the unanswered-questions page and informs you via libnotify. Just click on the ...
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Same question listed on three rows in the flag list

One identical question was listed three times on the flags page: alt text http://i37.tinypic.com/200e35t.png It probably should be on one line, not sure if it has 1 or 3 flags.
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Community Podcast Transcription Project Idea

Jeff/Joel and the rest of the StackOverflow Community, Would you be interested in a community podcast transcription service that utilizes the power of your site's tribe/users/community. It would all ...
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Reputation Tracker update [closed]

I've just updated my Reputation Tracker. It now really does cover SO, SF, SU and Meta [and Programmers SE -ed.]. Additionally, it has the option of including your flair for each site to display ...
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Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network?

What tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? See also: Which tools and technologies are used to build Data Explorer? Return to FAQ index
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StackOverflow Windows Taskbar Notifier

I've created a simple windows taskbar application that checks a user's reputation on SO. The input is the user's url (http://stackoverflow.com/users/...) and notifies the user of changes in his ...